Born in London and brought up in Yorkshire, Amanda has lived in Cambridge since 1992 and in Cambridgeshire since 1987. She has represented the Queen Edith’s ward since 1994: on Cambridge City Council 1994-2012 and on Cambridgeshire County Council since 2013. In 2001, she fought the parliamentary seat of South Cambridgeshire for the Liberal Democrats, coming second to Andrew Lansley.
She lives in Holbrook Road Cambridge with her husband Ashley and son Daniel.
As a city councillor, Amanda chaired the Cambridge City Council’s South Area Committee and Customer Services & Resources Scrutiny Committee and served on the City Council’s first Executive from 2001-4. She currently chairs the joint traffic committee of the County and City Councils.
Amanda is a member of the Cambridge Fair Trade Steering Group, having steered a fair trade motion through council to start the process of making Cambridge a fair trade city. She is also on the Committee of the Friends of Rock Road Library.
She works at Cambridge University Press where she is responsible for marketing their range of Bibles and prayer books.
Outside of politics, she enjoys theatre, reading, board games and learning languages.